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Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

The following are emails from Gardening to Distraction readers, including this one concerning my honeybees.

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:36 PM

I like to read and to hear language that is clear as the Rolla Municipal Utilities water that gushes from my kitchen faucet and strong as the black coffee that drips into the carafe every morning.

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:14 PM

This week things got busier. Our sessions on the House floor are still not up to full speed, but my schedule each day is full, discussing issues with constituents, lobbyists, and fellow Representatives and on occasion Senators, and attending...

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 12:53 PM

In last week’s State of the Union speech, President Obama unveiled a plan to offer “free” community college. As we know, however, nothing in life is free; everything is paid for or earned somewhere along the line and the...

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 12:07 PM

This week, I met with Maya Rideout and her mother, Reggi. When Maya was born, she was 13 weeks premature, weighing less than two pounds. After nine long weeks in the hospital, and many treatments to aid her underdeveloped little body, Maya was...

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 2:52 PM

With the legislative session now underway, many of my fellow colleagues have begun filling pieces of legislation that they believe will make Missouri a better place. I have recently selected two of those bills, HB 527 and HB 574, and signed my name...

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 6:21 PM

My neighbor, Alysson, was looking for lemons last weekend. As I fed her dogs their treats, Alysson said she was going to make lemon bars, a dessert I usually consider a summer treat. Luckily for Alysson, my little Meyer lemon tree had just finished...

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Wednesday night, the governor outlined his plan for the state and his ideas for the future. While his budget plan is ambitious, and his proposals are encouraging to the citizens, I am apprehensive that he will follow through with his promises.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 2:14 PM

I have always been, and will always be, committed to protecting the life of the unborn and standing for the voiceless.

Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM

This Capitol Report will give you an account of what is transpiring in your State Capitol, from the perspective of a citizen legislator. I try to give you a feel for the process and the substance of what is being talked about with an "Inside...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 5:03 PM

In light of the furor over President Obama’s failed foreign policies, a plethora of people have come in praise of President George W. Bush. Our last president was savaged by Democrats and the foaming-mouth press for the last 13 years as a...

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